Helen Gurr Hacking Gray
October 31, 1924 ~ January 16, 2014
Helen Gurr Hacking Gray, our beloved Mother and Grandmother, went home to her Heavenly Father on January 16, 2014 at the age of 89. Helen was born on October 31, 1924 in Altonah UT to James Isaac and Ada Wall Gurr. Helen married Myron L. Hacking on July 3, 1940. They were blessed with 4 wonderful children and many years together. After Myronís death, Helen met and married Melvon Gray in August of 1992 with whom she was able to share her golden years with. Helen is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. She is a very faithful member of her church and loves her Heavenly Father very much. She was privileged to serve in many capacities in the church and loved to attend the Temple as often as she could. Helenís greatest love was her family and friends. She loved spending time with family camping, hunting, fishing and had many get togethers and meals. She loved the outdoors and watching wildlife. She spent many hours at her home watching her hummingbirds and chickens as well as deer and the many other animals that frequented her yard. She also loved cats and had many special companions over the years. She loved music and played the trumpet in her high school band as well as being an accomplished piano player. She also created many beautiful crochet and quilt projects for her family and friends. Helen worked at the hospital as a housekeeper for many years but her favorite job was working at the local greenhouses. She loved to work with the flowers and plants and make them beautiful. She had many beautiful flowers and plants at her home as well. Helen is survived by her children: Sherry (Jerry) Luck of Vernal UT, Jim (Barbara) Hacking of Battle Mountain NV, Myrna Murray of Vernal UT and 2 daughters-in-law, Helen Hacking Fairless of Delta UT, Alice Hacking of Phoenix, AZ., Step Children: Jim (Angie) Gray of Vernal UT, Randy (Kathleen) Gray of Vernal UT, Gary Gray of Green Bay WIS, Shelly (Chuck) Davis Saratoga WY; 13 Grandchildren, 29 Great Grandchildren, 16 Great-Great Grandchildren, 6 Step-grandchildren, 15 Step Great Grandchildren as well as the spouses of the many grandchildren who are married. Helen was preceded in death by her parents: James Isaac and Ada Wall Gurr, her siblings: Elijah, Earl, Deloy, Grace, Jimmy, Ida and William, Her Husbandís Myron L Hacking and Melvon B Gray, a son, Tom Hacking, a step-son Johnny gray, a son-in-law Lynn Murray. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at Ashley 2nd Ward Chapel, 2575 N 1500 W at 11:00 a.m. with viewings held Monday evening at Blackburn Vernal Mortuary from 6-8 P.M. and 1 hour prior to services at chapel. Interment will be in the Maeser Cemetery. Services have been entrusted to the care of Blackburn Vernal Mortuary.
 
   

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